The college honored outstanding alumni and corporate support with awards at the inaugural Pamplin Engagement Summit at the Hotel Roanoke in October. The awards process is overseen by the Pamplin Society, a volunteer group established to promote, support, and improve the college.
TIM CHASE (IEOR ’86, MBA ’91), a principal with Deloitte Consulting, is a member of the MBA Advisory Board and leads the student engagement committee. Chase has been instrumental in the development of a mentoring program for Virginia Tech MBA students.
Rising Young Alumni Award
RISHAV KHANAL (BIT ’18) is a business solutions consultant at LinkedIn. He co-authored the book Experience Over Degrees and is the co-host and creator of the Practically Passionate podcast. Khanal is building a community to help young professionals become more resourceful.
Ut Prosim Award
MATTHEW L. OGBURN (FIN ’04, PSCI ’04) is an executive and business development lead in Accenture Finance & Enterprise Performance and a principal with Mustin Capital Management & Consulting Group. He is a Pamplin Undergraduate Mentor and serves on charitable boards, including for the Ronald McDonald House and the American Cancer Society.
MALLORY TUTTLE (M.S., HTM ’14) is associate director of the Virginia Tech Hampton Roads Centers. She serves on the Portsmouth Service League Executive Board and the Portsmouth Museums Foundation board, and as an executive board member of tHRive, the Hampton Roads Chamber’s Young Professionals Organization.
Corporate Ambassador Award
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services with operations in more than 150 countries.
At Virginia Tech, EY is one of the top five employers of Pamplin graduates.
Alumni who work at EY give back to the college and university in several ways. Through service on various advisory boards at Pamplin, they provide insight and feedback to the college and its departments on academic programs, recruitment and retention of students, career development and placement, and emerging trends in the industry.
Alumni at EY have shared their professional expertise and experience with students as classroom speakers. They also support Virginia Tech through philanthropy, including through an employer matching gifts fund for the Department of Accounting and Information Systems that a group of EY partners established nearly a decade ago.
EY has sponsored workshops at Virginia Tech discussing the role of diversity and diversity education in the company and the diversity-related competencies it seeks when recruiting employees and how alumni have been able to use such competencies in their careers at EY.